– Neymar Jr resumed PSG training earlier this week

– The Brazilian forward has been out since December 13 after suffering an ankle injury during their defeat to Lyon

– The former Barcelona star’s return will hand Pochettino a huge boost ahead of the Marseille game

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Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino has been handed a huge boost after the return of Neymar to the club training this week.

The former Barcelona forward was ruled out of action for a whole month after picking up an ankle injury during PSG’s 1-0 defeat to Lyon at Parc Des Princes on December 13.

He was stretched off the pitch in stoppage time of the game, however, he has rejoined his teammates ahead of their next French League meeting against Marseille this midweek.

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Pochettino’s men are currently sitting second on the Ligue 1 table with 39 points – same as Lille while they chase Lyon with one point.

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Neymar during Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique Lyonnais French League clash last month.
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The Parisians shared a picture of the world’s most expensive player on Twitter on Monday, January 13 with the caption: ‘Look who’s back.’

However, the 28-year-old returned to training with a new manager in charge as the former Thomas Tuchel was axed last month merely hours after a 4-0 victory over Strasbourg.

The Argentine has been named his replacement after penning an 18-month contract with the option for a further season.

Neymar’s return is good news for PSG – they have been dealing with a string of injuries recently and trail league leaders Lyon by one point after 19 games.

Neymar has yet to play for PSG under coach Pochettino and it’s unclear whether he will be fit in time to face Marseille in Wednesday’s Champions Trophy.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Paris Saint Germain have been handed a huge boost after Lionel Messi hinted former teammate Neymar he will leave the French club this summer.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner will be out of contract with Barcelona at the end of this campaign.

He nearly walked away from the Nou Camp outfit in August after handing the former board his transfer request.

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